Northern Virginia Career Fair

Don’t just look for a job. Connect with the right employers. This career fair is a great recruitment event to connect with top employers in the areas of Government, Sales, Retail, Education, Information Technology, Engineering, Healthcare, Financial Services, Management, Manufacturing, Customer Service as well as other career paths.*

June 15, 9:30 a.m. ET at The McLean Hilton

Professional Dress and an updated resume are strongly recommended. Register here!

Advance applications and interview scheduling is available for some positions. Forward your resume to today. Our recruitment team can match you to open positions that fit your background and salary requirements.

To inquiry about a specific employer or to research what employers and positions are participating please register on our website (A list is provided to registered attendees the week before the career fair)

Are you an employer looking to hire? Visit our employment page:

Career Fair Connection encourages every job seeker to provide your resume prior to attending the career fair. This allows our recruitment team to review your experience and advise you on the best career path available for the attending employers. Thank you. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Diversity Hiring Fair

Saturday, February 4 at The Potomac School in McLean

The Potomac School, East Ed, and the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) are proud to host the eleventh annual Diversity Hiring Fair to support employee diversity in the independent school sector. 

This hiring fair is an opportunity for candidates to meet with representatives from over 30 independent schools in the DMV area. Everyone is welcome to attend the fair. Registration is free for all candidates and one-on-one interviews will be conducted on site. InterestedReply

MCC Board Seeks Candidates

2023 MCC Governing Board Elections: Nominating Petitions Now Available

Residents of Dranesville Small District 1A who are looking for ways to give back to their community are encouraged to consider running for a seat on the McLean Community Center (MCC) Governing Board. The 11-member, volunteer board establishes goals and aligns strategies for MCC programs and facilities, including the Robert Ames Alden Theatre (“The Alden”) and The Old Firehouse Center (OFC).  In 2023, three adult positions and two youth positions are open on the board. To run for election to the board, candidates must reside in Dranesville Small District 1A, a special tax district that supports the center. Candidates are required to obtain the signatures of 10 tax district residents in their respective categories (either adult or youth) to have their names placed on election ballots. 

Petition packets are available at MCC starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18 and completed packets must be returned in person to MCC by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3. Adult candidates must be at least 18 years of age as of Saturday, May 20, the date of the election, which is held at MCC’s annual community festival, McLean Day. Youth candidates must be 15-17 years of age on that date. One youth member will be elected from the McLean High School boundary area and one will be elected from the Langley High School boundary area. Youth candidates are not required to attend either school, but they must reside in the boundary areas served by those schools respectively, as defined by Fairfax County Public Schools. The three adult candidates who receive the highest vote counts will serve three-year terms. Youth members who receive the highest vote count will serve one-year terms

Key Election Dates: Wednesday, January 18: Candidate Petition Packets are available for pickup at MCC.Friday, March 3: Completed Petition Packets must be returned by candidates in person to MCC by 5 p.m. Saturday, March 11: Candidates’ Orientation will be held at MCC. Wednesday, March 15: Absentee Voting begins at MCC. Wednesday, May 17: Absentee Voting ends at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 20: In-Person Voting held at McLean Day at Lewinsville Park from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information on the MCC Governing Board Elections, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the McLean Community Center Governing Board Candidate Information website.

American Red Cross Blood Drive 

February American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Boro is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive. Blood donated from the last drive at The Boro helped save 72 lives and we have saved 219 lives through blood drives to date! Reserve your spot at the next one here.

When & Where: Wednesday, February 22nd, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, located in the Boro Station Conference Room E/F, 1775 Greensboro Station Place, McLean, VA 22102

Collage Making Demo

Collage Making demonstration by Iranian-American Artist, Parinaz Bahadori

McLean Art Society will host a demonstration of collage-making by artist Parinaz Bahadori at McLean Community Center on Friday, January 27 at 11 a.m. Bahadori will show how to make a quick collage using magazines and newspapers that everyone has lying around the house. Plus, she’ll offer some tips on how to create other fun collage works. This event is free and open to the public.

Bahadori a has had a passion for art since her youth and although she practiced architecture for almost 30 years, she transitioned to becoming a full-time artist seven years ago. While she works in acrylics and mixed media focusing on still lifes, abstract paintings and modern Persian calligraphy, she enjoys exploring the shapes of things that go into collage making and offers workshops in her “barn studio.”

Her works have been exhibited at local venues in St. Louis and the D.C. area. She has been featured in Elan magazine and was invited to collaborate with In Series Opera in D.C. to create backdrop panels for their original opera, Handel’s The Tale of Serse, painting symbols of leaves on a tree in Persian calligraphic form. Her goal as an artist is “try to stay loose enough for happy accidents to happen on my canvas.”

Stuff the Bus

Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Benefitting Share of McLean

McLean Giant

1454 Chain Bridge Road

McLean, VA 22101

For the full list of events, most requested items, and more information, visit the Stuff the Bus website.

Stuff the Bus began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays. This collaborative program is a partnership between Fairfax County Government and local nonprofits. Now in its 12th year, Stuff the Bus continues to support food assistance efforts for families and households. Since inception, Stuff the Bus has collected more than 220 tons of food to feed people experiencing food insecurity in Fairfax County. 

Tysons Corner showcases local artists

ArtsFairfax has partnered with Macerich, the owners and developers of Tysons Corner Center to showcase local artists, artist teams and arts organizations in Fairfax County. 

Current Exhibition: By ArtLords – A global collective of self-styled “artivists,” ArtLords is dedicated to promoting peace by exhibiting artwork to exemplify cultural, social, and political issues through art. ArtLords has an underground office in Afghanistan, an office in Tysons Corner, Virginia, United States, and a space in Istanbul, Turkey. The artwork located on level 2 by Macy’s consists of 30 original pieces to be on display through February 2023.

Learn more about ArtLords at: HTTPS://WWW.ARTLORDS.CO/

Learn more about the ArtsFairfax project and artist eligibility at: HTTPS://ARTSFAIRFAX.ORG/TYSONSCORNER/

Developed by ArtLords, an Afghanistan-based street artist collective with an office in Tysons, the installation features 30 paintings that were either rescued from Afghanistan when the Taliban took over the country in August 2021 or created afterwards by recently evacuated artists.

An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday January 5 to celebrate the installation, which is scheduled to remain on display through February.

To involve more artists, Tysons Corner Center will open up additional sites for exhibits, including a space by Barnes & Noble where ArtLords is planning to add a mural.

The applications are collected and vetted by ArtsFairfax but chosen by Macerich. The real estate company is currently negotiating agreements with at least two other artists.

The mall has committed to keeping each installation up for at least eight weeks.

Seeking Environmental Justice Warriors

What does Environmental Justice mean to you? High school students can explore the history and principals of EJ and take action for positive change! Earn the Environmental Justice Badge.

Several definitions of environmental justice can be found using a quick Google search and depending on who you are and your lived experiences, one definition may seem to resonate with you more than others. Instead of finding the simplest or most profound definition of what environmental justice is for this introduction, we invite you to embark on a journey that will lead you to discover your very own understanding and definition of environmental justice. We know that environmental justice goes hand-and-hand with social justice both based on principles of equity, access, participation, and rights – and at its core, a sense of understanding that everyone deserves equal opportunities but especially those who are often left out when we say “everyone or all.”

Learn about the history of environmental racism and hear from the early leaders of the environmental justice movement. Uncover the events that sparked the movement and come to understand the long journey still ahead. Explore the principles of environmental justice and see environmental justice through the lens of people and communities most impacted by the injustices. Last but not least, join us and others in taking action and receive recognition for your efforts by earning your NWF EcoLeader Environmental Justice badge!

Read NWF’s Environmental Justice Statement

One Water Art Contest

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) is joining regional water utilities to host its second annual art contest with the theme of protecting our source water. Local student artists in grades 9-12 can submit their art which captures the importance of protecting our local water sources for a chance to win a prize. The submission deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Create art that portrays positive messages focused on our local sources of water. Regional water utilities would like to feature artwork in their outreach materials and messaging campaigns. These may include social media, posters, brochures, notecards, and annual reports. Click here to read more about contest details and submission requirements. 

 Learn more about the One Water Art Contest for high school students and submit your entry.